NCIS Season 18 Episode 14 Review: Unseen Improvements

This episode examined the highway not taken by Gibbs.

Phineas, on the run, went to the one different place he felt secure, onNCIS Season 18 Episode 14.

That’s proper, it was a reunion between Gibbs and his inquisitive younger former neighbor, Phineas. But it wasn’t beneath one of the best of circumstances.

Phineas was nearly the surrogate son that Gibbs so needed. But Gibbs killed Phineas’s mom, the terrorist Sahar who was looking Ziva.

So Gibbs did the noble factor and stepped apart in order that Phineas might go to reside together with his aunt and uncle, George and Micki Kaydar, on NCIS Season 17 Episode 11.

The Kaydars had been put in witness safety in order that Phineas’s uncle, Hassan Sayegh, would not have the ability to discover him.

That idea was good whereas it lasted, which turned out to be till this episode.

For those that questioned no matter occurred to Phineas, properly, right here was your reply.

How Hassan’s pursuit of Phineas led to the loss of life of a Naval officer was a bit contrived. Hassan wanted Tubman’s special-access laptop computer to get into the NCIS database and discover the Kaydars.

This begs just a few questions. First, why weren’t the Kaydars relocated to Iowa or Idaho, slightly than someplace within the suburbs inside strolling distance of Gibbs’ home?

Second, as many occasions as that NCIS database has been hacked on previous episodes, did Hassan really want a particular laptop computer to achieve entry?

Third, Hassan was capable of get three henchmen with legal information into the nation, in addition to a physician for his sick son, however he opted to rent a clumsy armed robber from Thugs-R-Us to steal the laptop computer?

But with out the expired Naval officer, NCIS, then Gibbs, would by no means have gotten concerned. So it was essential to overlook such painful incongruities.

At final, there was a purpose for Gibbs to choose up his gun once more (and to want his lacking defend).

Just as a result of Gibbs did the proper factor, it did not imply that he not cherished Phineas. Which he proved to Phineas on this episode.

And with the Kaydars injured and out of motion, Phineas went again to the one different place he felt secure.

Spotlighted was one of the best a part of the Phineas episodes: His overflowing sense of curiosity.

He peppered the taciturn Gibbs with query after query. He requested the questions that nobody at NCIS dared to, similar to Gibbs’ emotions about Jack.

He requested the large query we have all been pondering: How is Gibbs going to get that boat out of his basement? (One of Hassan’s henchmen questioned the identical factor earlier than Gibbs knocked him out.)

Phineas additionally displayed his powers of statement, noting all of the modifications that had been made to Casa Gibbs throughout his pressured trip.

Most importantly, he made Gibbs try this at which he’s most uncomfortable: open up. Gibbs additionally helped Phineas tackle his emotions of loneliness and abandonment in order that by the top, Phineas was in a extra snug area psychologically.

Fortunately, McGee and the remainder of Gibbs’ group had been busy monitoring down Hassan even after they solved Tubman’s homicide. They did not give Gibbs a lot of a head’s up but it surely was all that he wanted.

It was stunning that Hassan had a legit purpose for looking Phineas, that he wasn’t simply looking for vengeance for (*18*) loss of life.

Hassan went about securing Phineas’s bone marrow in a brutish method possible as a result of he is aware of no different means. Once he discovered what was happening, Phineas opted to assist out the cousin he had by no means met.

It’s a disgrace that Gibbs parted methods with Lucy however once more he did it for the proper purpose. Phineas and Lucy bonded and he knew Lucy could be going to a superb dwelling.

What this does imply is that Gibbs should discover a means again to NCIS, if for no different purpose than some companionship.

Ducky and Kasie tried to attach with him, though in Kasie’s case, such an effort appeared to have been made beneath duress. Their hearts had been in the proper place however they’d have been higher off sending a stone pill and chisel. At least he did not throw it within the hearth after contemplating it.

Was anybody else aggravated by how what gave the impression to be an elevation of the Torres-Bishop relationship was dealt with?

For each of them, denial is not a river in Egypt. While the state of Gibbs and Jack was a thriller within the workplace, nobody had such doubts about these two.

In his function as workers facilitator, Palmer tried to get them to confess towhat was apparent. But as a substitute, they appeared oblivious.

Kasie had no such want however acquired caught within the function of being (*14*) gal pal. Say what you need about Abby (it was a messy divorce) however she stored all the pieces out within the open.

Kasie did convey as much as Palmer recognizing the modifications in Bishop over the previous 12 months. That hearkens again to Odette’s provide to coach Bishop throughout NCIS Season 17, a storyline that appeared to have disappeared.

What a whole copout to have Torres and Bishop have “the speak” offscreen in a closed elevator. It’s not cute anymore.

To revisit Phineas’s storyline,watch NCIS on-line.

Did you take pleasure in Phineas’s go to?

What did you consider Gibbs giving Lucy to Phineas?

Is it time for Torres and Bishop to return into the open?

Comment beneath.

Dale McGarrigle is a workers author for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.



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